Monday, 16 May 2016

So there was Edinburgh Yarn Festival
Where I did a darning workshop with Tom of Holland. And I learnt a very important lesson, I'm pretty entry level when it comes to my knitting skills. Which is fine, plenty of things to learn!

           
                                

So April passed by and here we are in May. I haven't been resting on my laurels, indeed the Easter break was full to bursting with both creativity and family.

Starting more recently we went to Lisbon for the weekend and visited Cascias, Sintra and Cacilhas.


Saturday, 12 March 2016

I also made some snug wrist warmers for my longest and dearest friend. They are made from the softest wool; malabrigo. They were meant for her trip to Ireland but what with one thing and another they were delayed! Maybe next time X

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Some Saturday morning drawings.






I made a special gift for a special person, 2 linen napkins. We are often too busy to sit and enjoy food properly with our loved ones. I made these for them to celebrate their mealtimes.

There's a very helpful tutorial on Purl Bee's blog. Although not perfect I was very happy to have done such a good job, I liked adding the freestyle detail of the little napkin ring and button detail too.

I'm not very accomplished on the sewing machine but I really enjoy small scale projects and seeing my skills and confidence develop.






Wednesday, 17 February 2016

It's February!
I have: finished a pair of socks, enrolled on a portrait course at St Martins at Easter, booked tickets for the Edinburgh Yarn Fest 2016 (with little sista and mama) and finally after,could it even be more than a year, my pop knitting book.

More photos to follow, I have to say I'm really pleased with how this looks. It's just a swatch to practise and to use up some left over wool. Perfect Valentines day, a slight hangover, Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore on the telly in Ghost

Life is good!


Saturday, 23 January 2016

Happy 2016

Phew, just managed that before the end of January.

Here's a collage from our New Year walk in San Llorenc natural park. We hired a car and went on a little adventure. Very warm and almond blossom on the trees.